Collected for the
first time, here are the New York stories of John O’Hara, considered one of the “among the greatest short
story writers in English.
These New York stories come from one of the twentieth century’s definitive chroniclers of the city—the
speakeasies and highballs, social climbers and cinema stars, mistresses and
power brokers, unsparingly observed by a popular American master of realism.
Spanning his four-decade career, these thirty-two refreshingly frank,
sparely written stories are among John O’Hara’s finest work, exploring the
materialist aspirations and sexual exploits of flawed, prodigally human
characters and showcasing the snappy dialogue, telling details, and ironic narrative
twists that made him the most-published short story writer in the history of
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